Since 1873 the College of Visual and Performing Arts has trained some of the best artists and scholars from across the United States and throughout the world.

Donating to VPA will immediately impact the student experience. From underwriting student projects and providing access to top-tier guest lectures to funding immersion trips to New York City; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and beyond, our donors make opportunities for our students possible.

Please reach out to the Office of Advancement at 315.443.7095 for more information on how you can affect our students’ educational experience. Thank you in advance for your support!

How to Give

  1. Online/Credit Card
    Visit our secure online giving website.
  2. Cash/Check
    Make checks payable to Syracuse University. On the check’s memo line, please designate “VPA” or any specific VPA program or initiative you would like your donation to support.

Mail gifts to:
Office of Advancement
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse University
215 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244-1010

Types of Giving

  1. Annual Giving
    Your annual gift to VPA allows us the flexibility to respond to the needs of our students and faculty, thereby enhancing the education of our undergraduate and graduate students. Your annual gift can be used to support VPA’s highest priorities, including operating costs, classrooms, and student programs. You can even designate your donation to support a program within VPA that has special meaning to you.
  2. Planned Giving
    If you are interesting in making a gift of securities or discussing a bequest, trust, real estate, or other estate gift, please contact the VPA Office of Advancement at 315.443.7095.
  3. Special Campaigns
    In support of our mission, VPA provides a way for donors to target their support to the specific needs of programs, capital projects, and special initiatives. See below for the current VPA giving campaigns.


If there is a specific fund or program you wish to donate to that is not listed below, you may specify that fund or program on our online giving form.

Syracuse University Marching Band

The talented students who make up the Syracuse University Marching Band (“the Pride of the Orange”) continue a more than 110-year tradition of commitment toward a common goal: to provide the voice of Syracuse University spirit. The band represents every college and school within the University’s academic family, as well as Le Moyne College, Onondaga Community College, and SUNY ESF.

Your support of “the Pride” will allow this tradition to continue by funding uniforms, travel, instruments, scholarships, and many other essentials that allow over 200 students to maintain University traditions and represent the University across the nation. Whether leading our Alma Mater or our rallying Fight Song, the band celebrates the passion and excitement of the moment, but also tethers us to our shared past. Give to the Pride.

Setnor Auditorium Chairs

The Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium holds special memories for alumni and friends of VPA. It is also a treasured space in Crouse College, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Now you can be a part of this tradition. For a minimum gift of $500, a chair in Setnor Auditorium can be named on behalf of you or your family or in honor or memory of a family member or friend. In recognition of your gift, a nameplate bearing the name of your choice will be placed on the arm of the chair(s). For more information, contact the VPA Office of Advancement at 315.443.7095.